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Levo Under The Gun Petite Sirah Central Coast 2018  - Invino

Levo Under The Gun Petite Sirah Central Coast 2018

Other Reds  |  US


LEVO! To rise, lift, elevate. That’s it. The name and the mission statement are all in one. And baby, this wine SOARS! 40% off on a 94-POINT wine that is building some seriously cult-y followings...

Winemaker Bret Urness is an avowed disciple of Sine Qua Non, Jonata, and Ballard Canyon – basically, the greatest modern producers of California’s central coast, and this wine fits that style PERFECTLY. Heady, electric, uber-rich, and INKY, plush goodness through and through. Mixed berry pie, thyme, sage, blueberries, smoked meats, black pepper...all things BIG, BAD, and BOLD. 78% petite sirah, 18% grenache, 3% roussanne, 1% syrah make up this modern blend, and believe us when we tell you, it just pulses with deep, intense power, and bold flavors.

Jeb Dunnuck calls this “big, rich, stacked Petite Sirah,” and he’s not wrong. Definitely not-for-the-shy! But for all that, it is impeccably balanced, even nimble on its feet. Quite the achievement for petite sirah, and one that announces Bret as a worthy acolyte of the modern Paso Robles style. 

He didn’t have the grades to get into a winemaking program at Cal-Poly, so if he was going to make it, his grit, passion, and fearless approach were going to have to get it done. After home winemaking in Idaho and harvests in Portugal, he settled in Paso Robles and built the Levo brand from scratch. He secured fruit from Stolpman, Ballard Canyon, Kimsey, and some others of Santa Barbara’s best sites, making all his wines by hand, and covering all aspects of his brand – from creating these amazing one-off labels to handling customer service and direct sales...he just HUSTLES. Hardly enough to go round, and these wines are building a worthy following...quickly! Get in with yours now, ‘cause we think LEVO is primed to join the ranks of the unobtainable, cult-y California elite in no time! 94 points! 40% OFF!

94 Jeb Dunnuck -
The Petite Sirah-dominated release (78% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache, and tiny amounts of Roussanne and Syrah), the 2018 Under the Gun Petite Sirah reveals a dense purple/blue color as well as powerful, full-bodied aromas and flavors of blueberries, smoked blackberries, bay leaf, game, and ground pepper. This big, rich, stacked Petite Sirah has good acidity, ripe tannins, and despite its size, stays balanced and relatively light on its feet. Drink it any time over the coming decade.

  • Blend78% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache, 3% Roussanne, 1% Syrah
  • WinemakerBret Urness
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia Central Coast
  • AppellationPaso Robles
  • Oak59% Neutral French Oak, 41% New French Oak. Aging Vessels: Puncheons, Barrique
  • Alcohol15.1%